| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question.
"Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother.
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:10 PM
In a sunbaked parking lot near downtown Los Angeles, a young man in a red polo shirt hopped out of a Honda sedan and jogged to the nearby valet stand, eyeing a long line of customers.
"It can get pretty hectic here," valet Elmer Nolasco said, grabbing a...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:36 AM
John A. Kinnaird backed his truck-mounted crane toward the monument that has stood at the side of Dundalk Avenue for two decades, a black-granite tribute "in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice."
The memorial recognizes workers killed in...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The $650-million plan to remake the jumbled campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is the fourth such effort in the last three decades.
Challenging in concept and architecturally ambitious, the design by Swiss architect...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:09 PM
The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh surpassed 800 Wednesday, as salvage workers continued to pull bodies from the rubble two weeks after the disaster.
Many bodies were so badly decomposed that DNA samples were collected to identify...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:44 AM
NEW DELHI, India — The Bangladesh army announced Monday it would end its search for bodies in the rubble of a garment factory complex that collapsed nearly three weeks ago in a suburb of the capital, Dhaka.
Saying they believe they have found...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:27 PM
How’s this for spring cleaning? Scientists have discovered that a carnivorous plant deletes so much of its own junk DNA that it has hardly any left. The finding, published online in Nature, hints that such noncoding DNA may not be as important as...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Citizen scientists, environmentalists and anyone who lives near a power plant -- your services are requested. Climate change scientist Kevin Robert Gurney needs your help in a grand undertaking: the mapping of all the power plants in the world.
| May 16, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Robert M. Douglass, former chief engineer of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, died Monday of cancer at his home in Port Republic, Calvert County. He was 88.
The son of an electrical engineer and a homemaker, Robert...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:24 AM
BEIJING -- Surrounded and pushed back by police, hundreds of people shouted and marched again in the southern China city of Kunming to protest the construction of a petrochemical plant.
It was the second time this month that demonstrators gathered in...